I knew from the moment I met her it was meant to be.

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After a journey of uncertainty as a rescue from Tennesse, and in desperate need of a foster home, a lost pup found open arms and loving hearts in New York City. When the volunteer brought her by, she literally collapsed into my arms after a long road trip, avoiding going to a shelter and the possibility of death. I knew from the moment I met her it was meant to be.

I immediately renamed her, because Princess LeilaMolly suits her perfectly. She has brought so much joy into my life and the lives of others. She delights everyone she meets with her tale of survival and her sweet & goofy demeanor. (The squirrels she chases in the park may beg to differ.) And she is so smart & well behaved she often gets to come to work with me on TV & film productions. She gets A-List treatment, of course.

Please look into adoption when considering bringing a pet into your family. Or at least fostering an animal in need. There are so many beautiful lives that deserve another chance. And believe me, they know and appreciate the kindness with endless gratitude.

Thank you, Social Tees Animal Rescue for bringing this angel into my life. And much love to NYC’s School For The Dogs for helping Leila adjust to the big city.

Talking Shop: Soul journey to Manhattan, Interview on GRZNYC.com

Wow, this year has been amazing and super busy! Meant to post this a while ago. Here’s the link to a lovely interview on GRZNYC.com *much appreciation and gratitude*

http://grznyc.com/blog/2014/4/1/37hrm8axf7ev4gy0uxclnof3es8524

Copyright photo by Savannah Spirit 2014

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Keeping the faith. Ignoring the hate. Unconditional love is precious.

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It’s been almost a year since Leila and I randomly crossed paths, saving each other’s lives when I adopted her. We’re both survivors, Southern Girls that have found happiness in New York City. She brings a smile upon my face every day, seeing her expressive doe eyes filled with love and gratitude. She is truly a blessing. I know it was fate that brought us together. When all else seems to fail and the world appears to be falling apart in all directions, unconditional love is always there to brighten the day. Amazing friends and family get us through the sadness.

Never give up! Dreams can come true. #100DaysofHappiness – Day 12

After years of hard work as a performer, the time has finally arrived. I’ve earned my Actor’s Equity card! Very exciting, because I’ll be able to audition for Broadway shows and other professional theater productions. Right on cue, my first major musical audition is coming up very soon. It doesn’t matter if I get a role or not… this is just the beginning of accomplishing my lifelong goal of performing on Broadway. I am very grateful and overwhelmed, in a good way.

 

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The Set NYC Hunger & Poverty Music Benefit – live footage of my performance

The event on Friday was a success, in spite of the torrential rain. Much love and appreciation to everyone who came to show their support for a good cause. The other artists were amazing, and it was an honor to be a part of the benefit. Here’s the link to my set of original material. Copyright SuzyMae® 2014

http://youtu.be/66tUWFIJMfs

Thanks for watching!